muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2005 Feb 04: 6 oz sample at the brewpub. Nearly black and oily, with no head. Earthy, malty-sweet nose. Incredible silky-oily thick mouthfeel, exactly what I want from a Scotch. Brown sugar-sweet, peaty, smoky, bbq flavors, bitter chocolate to finish. Almost great....
March 05: even better this time, strikes me as earthier, sweetness a bit more restrained, better balanced.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 OZ sample at the brewpub: Dark orange with no head. Sweet robust malty aroma. Starts bitter and ends a bit sweet.
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown, with a small hot chocolate looking head. Aroma is fairly vinous, sweet, and malty, with a very light alcohol in the back. Flavor has dark fruits, sweet and syrupy malts. Very thick in the mouth, coating the tongue with a lingering flavor.